Simvastatin and Stroke - from FDA reports


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Stroke with Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 138,167 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 25, 2017

138,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,622 people (1.9%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Stroke?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.0 %
  • 10+ years: 4.0 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 48.64 %
  • male: 51.36 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.14 %
  • 20-29: 0.8 %
  • 30-39: 2.16 %
  • 40-49: 7.32 %
  • 50-59: 18.17 %
  • 60+: 71.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (469 people, 17.89%)
  • High Blood Pressure (444 people, 16.93%)
  • Diabetes (252 people, 9.61%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (200 people, 7.63%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (151 people, 5.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (487 people, 18.57%)
  • Lisinopril (330 people, 12.59%)
  • Omeprazole (285 people, 10.87%)
  • Plavix (261 people, 9.95%)
  • Furosemide (202 people, 7.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (266 people, 10.14%)
  • High Blood Pressure (262 people, 9.99%)
  • Weakness (218 people, 8.31%)
  • Dizziness (215 people, 8.20%)
  • Fall (209 people, 7.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Simvastatin

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